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Climbing News [ Earlier News Items | Add ]
16/09/2015 LittleHammer - revolutionises Nut Tools.
Chockstone is proud to announce that one of our members, TimP, has revolutionised nut tools with the invention of a spring loaded impact nut tool he has called LittleHammer.

Check it out here: LittleHammer spring loaded impact nut tool.

Stéphane Pennequin of Nuts Museum says of LittleHammer:
>“After the Ewbank’s open-ended grading system and the RP’s, would the LittleHammer be the next Australian climbing revolution…?”

Chockstone thread ... [ More ]
7/12/2013 The passing of John Ewbank.
The Australian climbing community has been shocked to learn of the pas ... [ More ]
19/08/2013 Australias 1st Grade 35
This is what Onsight said about the route;
Yesterday (18th August) 20-ye ... [ More ]
19/04/2013 Andrea Hah climbs Punks in the Gym (32)
Andrea Hah has climbed Punks in the Gym (32), for the seco ... [ More ]
11/04/2013 James Kassey flashes Sideways Daze at Font V13
Impressive flash of Sideways Daze by James at Font ... [ More ]
  
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30/07/2016
to 31/07/2016
VCC Mountaineering 2 - Introductory Snow Trip Mk II: TRIP FULL
Location: Victorian High Country
Leader: Philipp Hammes
Details: This trip is now FULL. Contact the Trip Leader if you'd like to be placed onthe waiting list. Theres a whole magical world out there: mountain life! We want to give you an idea of what mountaineering is about, where its beauty lies and why it is so addictive. Like climbing on rocks, mountaineering is an activity requiring a mix of skills. In the past many successful rock-climbers like Brigitte Koch, Alex Honnold and our own Andrew Lock transitioned into the challenging world of snow and glacier-covered mountains. Its time to go out there and learn some skills. During this trip we will cover things like movement on snow, navigation, snow camping and of course emergency management. Based in a safe environment we get prepared to venture out into more challenging terrain on the next trip. Snow and weather conditions will dictate the location of the trip. This is the second of three sections within the VCC Mountaineering Program. Attending this section is a prerequisite to attend the following section of the program. You will find the complete description as well as how to sign up in the news blogpost VCC Mountaineering Program. Please read the NEWS post regarding the whole VCC Mountaineering Program on our website before contacting Philipp, the Trip Leader. [ More ]
06/08/2016
to 07/08/2016
Winter Camp 2016 - TRIP FULL
Location: Mt Feathertop
Leader: Philipp Hammes
Details: TRIP FULL- Please contact the Trip Leader if you'd like to be added to the Waiting List. Remember the terrible weather we had on our snow trip last year? We neither! So we're doing it again! Get the dust off your snow-shoes and pray for snow! We are hiking up Bungalow Spur, or across the Razorback (whatever ticks your fancy), and meet at Federation Hut for a fluffy snow camp. If that's not enough for you, we can have a play with some mountaineering gear, build a Swiss pulley system, break through the cornice, cook some snow or light a fire in the pot-belly. This trip is suitable for all levels of experience including beginners. The guides have climbed 7000m peaks, camped three weeks on Denali, spent the night in a 100km/h snow-storm on top of Bogongand havenavigated for hours in a complete white-out. You will be in safe hands. Please contact the trip leaders, Philipp and Anna,if you never camped in the snow before. They can advise you on gear and other things. Winter is coming. DAH DA DUH DA DAH DUH DA DA DA (dadadadadadadadadadadadaada) Contact Philipp, the trip leader, to secure your place or get more information about snow camping. [ More ]
20/08/2016
to 21/08/2016
VCC Mountaineering 3 - Basic Mountain Experience - TRIP FULL
Location: Victorian High Country
Leader: Philipp Hammes
Details: Backup Date: 3 September 2016 - 4 September 2016 TRIP FULL- Please contact the Trip Leader if youd like to be added to the Waiting List. Theres a whole magical world out there: mountain life! We want to give you an idea of what mountaineering is about, where its beauty lies and why it is so addictive. Like climbing on rocks, mountaineering is an activity requiring a mix of skills. In the past many successful rock-climbers like Brigitte Koch, Alex Honnold and our own Andrew Lock transitioned into the challenging world of snow and glacier-covered mountains. You dont have to venture far to face a bit of a challenge: The Victorian High Country can be very interesting in winter. The goal of this years VCC Mountaineering Program is to summit one of the big mountains when everything looks like winter wonderland. Snow and weather conditions will dictate the location of the trip. This is the third of three sections within the VCC Mountaineering Program. Attending the previous section is a prerequisite to attend this trip of the program. You will find the complete description as well as how to sign up in the news blogpost VCC Mountaineering Program. Please read the NEWS post regarding the whole VCC Mountaineering Program on our website before contacting Philipp, the Trip Leader.   [ More ]
15/09/2016-7:30pmVCC Annual General Meeting
Location: The Retreat Hotel, Carringbush Room, 226 Nicholson Street Abbotsford
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: What: The usual AGM Reports, Voting for Committee, Speeches and theGolden Hex& Corroded Cam Awards forClimbing Photography. And this year the highlight will be the BIG Raffle for the Inaugural Trip Leaders Rewards Program. Optional: Dinner and drinkies. Possibility: Apple bobbing and Chandelier swinging. Definites: Dancing on tables and tall tales. Bring along your best climbing related pics on a disc or USB stick and compete for the Golden Hexand Corroded Cam Awards. It for some reason you cant attend, send them through to argus@vicclimb.org.au Trip Leaders need to have run at least two trips prior to this AGM to gain entry into the BIGRaffle. Contact Michael O'Reilly ASAPto get your trips up and running.   [ More ]
20/09/2016
to 25/09/2016
Learn2Lead Course #3 COURSE FULL
Location: Mount Arapiles
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: The third Learn2Lead Course is now FULL. A fourth Learn2Lead Course has been advertised in late October. Please contact Michael OReilly, the VCC Trip Co-ordinator, if you are interested. The third Learn2Lead Course for 2016 is being organised to take place at Mt Arapiles in September. The VCC offers this course exclusively to members. Take the next step. Learn to lead climb, have fun and get home safely: Exclusive to VCC members 6 days qualified instruction All equipment provided A max 4 students per instructor. What you will learn: Lead climbing using natural protection Setting up belay stations and descending from the cliff Multi-pitch considerations Protecting the second. Course pre-requisites: You should be able to safely belay and second a lead climber outdoors You must be a currentVCC member. Total cost: $625 per person, including GST. The course is organised by the VCC, and is run over 6 consecutive days by a qualified private provider. Contact Michael O'Reilly, the VCC Trip Co-ordinator, as soon as possible to secure your place. There are only 4 places available on this course. Your place on the course will only be confirmed upon payment of a non-refundable $125 deposit. The balance of the payment needs to be made at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the course. Photo: Michael's trad rack and gear below a climb in the Grampians. [ More ]


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